357 Sig = 357 Mag?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by gottabe1911, May 24, 2007.

  1. gottabe1911

    gottabe1911 New Member

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    I know many police officer that hated to give up their 357 Magnum revolvers, when their departments went to a semi-auto handgun.

    The 357 Mag has a outstanding reputation for stopping a bad guy! The 125 gain hollow point traveling around 1,400 fps. was one of best, if not the best defensive handgun rounds produced.

    Since the 357 Sig also has a 125 grain hollow point traveling around 1,400 fps. does this make it just as effective as the 357 Magnum?
     
  2. dglockster

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    Source: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guns-Firearms-Projectile-1501/357-Pistol.htm
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hmmmmm, Interesting.:eek:




















    :D
     
  4. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    The .357 sig. bullet is actually a .355” diameter (9 m.m.) so its pretty close diameter wise. I am still working up hand loads for my P226, and my Lyman book lists 1400 fps as about the maxload for a 125 gr. Speer Gold Dot, depending on powders, I’m still down in the 1200-1300 fps range, but still a fast bullet.
    Interesting question though, My Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag has a helluva lot more recoil than my Sig P226 .357 sig. I guess a range report is in order, as I have never had them both out at the same time.
    Thanks for the idea, maybe next weekend:)
     
  5. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Dang, I've been had again:D:D
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am very interested in seeing your range report using both rounds, you should make some ballistics gel and to the testing, would be fun and informative.
     
  7. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Yeah , I’ll still try it Shihan, even after posting to a 3 year old Glock thread, Funny Stuff:eek:
    I was just going to shoot steel plates though, and see which did the most damage, I think I know that answer already though:)
     
  8. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would make the ballistic gel and do the range report also, problem is I don't have a 357 magnum.

    You don't by chance have a 10mm you could test also.
     
  9. Gordo323

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  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    How about a range report with all three?:D That would be good.
     
  11. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    O.K. I,ll have to load some 10mm, cause I can't find them in the store.
    Might take a little longer for a range report!
     
  12. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You have plenty of time, the thread is three years old.:D
     
  13. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    No, I must do this soon, ihis question has been bothering me for a long time now:D
     
  14. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am looking forward to it.
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested in those results myself.
     
  16. patret

    patret New Member

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    I have a 357 sig in a model 229 sig. I can cast bullets for it now which is not easy. You can shot cast bullets in a sig pistol.

    patret
     
  17. kwilson2

    kwilson2 New Member

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    Hard to Find 357 sig ammo

    just a note, I have had a hard time finding 357 Sig ammo at a decent price but I recently found a good price and in stock at LuckyGunner
     
  18. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Range report

    did you ever get to that range report? I read this and became very interested but saw no range report was ever listed.
     
  19. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I realize this thread has been necroposted but the 357 Sig can be nearly as effective as the 357 Magnum, it just depends on the loads. The 357 Mag will always beat the 357 Sig in flexibility because you don't have to worry about cycling and possibly damaging a semiauto - where a thick framed revolver can take more abuse.

    But the semiauto loads can get real close and will be softer shooting than a revolver due to some of the recoil being used to reload and cock the action. Either is a fine choice, get both! :D
     
  20. MrWray

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    I have had a Glock 31 for many years and i wouldnt trade it for anything.. Its a beast!